Glass City Academy Selects PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom to Increase Instructional and Learning Time

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Unified Classroom to streamline teaching and learning, enabling the delivery of quality instruction aligned to state standards

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Everything is under one umbrella with the Unified Classroom, providing us with the opportunity to significantly reduce teacher prep time and instead use that time for instruction.

Ohio’s Glass City Academy announced expansion of its partnership with PowerSchool to launch the Unified Classroom. A current PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS) customer, the school will augment its SIS with the Unified Classroom by adding on a learning management system (LMS) and assessment solution to streamline data, instruction, and learning in one centralized place.

“We are trying to make it very easy for teachers to teach students and assess them to identify learning gaps and improve instruction,” said Stewart Jesse, Director of Glass City Academy. “The Unified Classroom provides us with a platform that will save our teachers a lot of time and get them very well organized.”

The LMS component of the Unified Classroom will be new to Glass City Academy’s school community. School leaders are excited about the value it will bring to teachers, students, and parents. “The ability to quickly collect resources and make sure content is aligned to appropriate standards will be seamless for our teachers,” said Jesse.

Teachers were previously spending considerable time using a variety of different programs for assessment and then manually entering the grades into PowerSchool. “We are implementing one platform that unifies all our solutions,” said Jesse. “Everything is under one umbrella with the Unified Classroom, providing us with the opportunity to significantly reduce teacher prep time and instead use that time for instruction.”

“That is the key,” added Jesse. “We can deliver quality instruction aligned to state standards to every child and assess every student. I am not sure any principal can say no to that.”

About Glass City Academy
Glass City Academy is a Public Non-Profit Community Drop-Out Prevention and Recovery High School serving the Greater Toledo Area and Lucas County for students ages 16-21. Students at Glass City Academy achieve their high school diploma and transition into either the workforce, a 4 or 2 year college, or the military. Glass City Academy’s mission is to provide all students with a chance to graduate, regardless of their current high school standing or situation.

About PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the leading K-12 education technology provider of solutions that improve the education experience for 100 million students, teachers, and parents in over 70 countries around the world. We provide the industry’s first Unified Classroom experience, empowering teachers with best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, behavior, and special education case management. We streamline school office and administration operations with online solutions for student registration, school choice, and finance/HR/ERP. We drive student growth through digital classroom capabilities and engage families through real-time communications across any device. Visit https://www.powerschool.com/ to learn more.

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